Thursday, June 29, 2017

Features

America Eats for Israel—All You Have to Do Is Eat!

On Monday, May 15, communities across the United States will join together in dining at participating kosher restaurants to feed hungry Israelis.

Ten percent of proceeds will go toward funding Meir Panim’s Restaurant-Style Soup Kitchens in Israel. There are 1.7 million Israelis who live in

Chabad of Hawaii Welcomes Kosher-Keeping Adventurers

Oahu—When my husband told me his next conference of the ISLH, the International Society of Laboratory Hematologists, would be held in Honolulu, my ears perked up just a bit (that’s an understatement; I pretty much hopped up and down with excitement). It had been a long, cold winter

Yom HaShoah: Mourning a Survivor Who Did Not Speak

This past week, I, along with my fellow members of Congregation Beth Abraham in Bergenfield, New Jersey, experienced the great loss of Magda Burger Sternbach, z”l, 90, a builder of this community who moved here from the Bronx in 1972 with her husband, Max Sternbach, z”l, who passed away in 2005. A refined, regal woman

Rav Yisrael Lau—Hashem’s Role in the Holocaust

One of the great questions confronted by thoughtful Jews is the role of Hashem in the Holocaust. While many thinkers address this issue, a most powerful approach is articulated by Rav Yisrael Lau in his book “Out of the Depths.” The fact that Rav Lau experienced the Holocaust with all of its

Confronting Those Seeking to Deny the Holocaust and Defame Israel

Attempts to deny the Holocaust or to compare Nazi behavior to that of the IDF continue unabated. On October 12, 87-year-old Ursula Hedwig Meta Haverbeck-Wetzel, an author and Holocaust denier, was sentenced for the third time to a German prison for denying the Holocaust. What is especially troubling is that this behavior is no

Remember Me?

Today we’re discussing the prevalent opinion that selfies are signaling the decline of civilization. We’re going to use a simple Q&A format, because the decline has already started.

What are selfies? A selfie is a picture that you take of yourself, using a handheld device, of you

Dr. Harold Keltz: A Life Healing Others With Modesty, Honor and Dedication

With deep sadness, we inform you of the passing of our beloved friend, Yonkers resident and long-time member of the Lincoln Park Jewish Center, and our mentor, Dr. Harold Keltz, who went to his eternal reward on Shabbat, April 15, at Montefiore Hospital, 11 days before his 86th birthday. Dr. Keltz reportedly succumbed to a cardiac

From Suffering to Freedom: Chai4ever’s Pesach Miracle

In the weeks before Pesach, Jewish families around the globe are busy with the joyful but frenzied preparations for Yom Tov. Cleaning, cooking and Seder prep add up to an enormous investment of time and effort. Whether staying at home or travelling, there is always plenty to

Avenue Event Space Gets the Party Started

Teaneck—What makes any teen party more exciting? Every bar or bat mitzvah wants to have something special or different—something that sets their event apart from the other simchas their friends attend. Yuval Granevitz and Avenue Event Space offer solutions for these parties. In the five years it has been open, Avenue has

In New Matchmaking App, Singles Are Encouraged to Strike Their Own Match

In a world where matchmaking has gotten more difficult than splitting the Red Sea, one website has decided to try and make it fun again. Playing With Matches is a site that aims to make dating and matchmaking easy and without all the complexities, by approaching it from a new angle. Based on comments heard from many singles and

Stamford’s Effort to Attract Modern Orthodox Couples Pays Off

In December 2008, the Committee to Advance Modern Orthodoxy in Stamford (CAMOS)—a community-wide effort to strategically target more young and religiously observant couples to move to Stamford, Connecticut—was launched. Eight years later, the community is thriving, with more than two dozen young families moving to the

L’Shana HaBet B’Yerushalayim?

Over the past several decades, it has become the norm in most Modern Orthodox communities for high school graduates to study in Israel for a year at yeshiva or seminary. This remains the case, with a slight modification: yeshivas are now pushing the standardization of two years of study in Israel, the second year being more

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